New Delhi: Indian Premier League 2021 was once again organized in India after two years this time. But due to the second wave of Corona virus, this big league was stopped midway. Now this league is being started once again in UAE from 19th September. In the first half, there were many batsmen who, on the basis of excellent batting, maintained themselves in the race for the Orange Cap. Shikhar Dhawan kept the Orange Cap with him before the season was stopped, but in the second half many batsmen would try to snatch it from him.
Dhawan has orange cap
Till the end of the first half of IPL 2021, the Orange Cap of the season is with Delhi Capitals veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan scored 380 runs in the first half in India at an average of 54. On the basis of his brilliant innings, Delhi remained in the first place in the league table till the end of the first half. This batsman would like to beat everyone in the second half and win the Orange Cap.
These batsmen are also contenders
Punjab Kings captain and opening batsman KL Rahul would once again like to win the Orange Cap of IPL. Rahul is in good form and his bat always speaks while opening for Punjab. In 8 matches played so far, Rahul has scored 331 runs and he is only 49 runs away from Dhawan. Rahul needs just one big innings to clinch this special cap of IPL.
Faf Du Plessis
CSK’s opening batsman Faf du Plessis, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has played a very important role in the success of this team every year. Du Plessis is a legendary batsman and he also proves himself by playing big innings every year. Faf has 320 runs in 7 matches so far and he is not far behind Dhawan and Rahul.
Prithvi Shaw, the young opening batsman of Delhi Capitals, also played many excellent innings in the first half of IPL 2021. Shaw has worked closely with Dhawan in the success of Delhi Capitals. He has 308 runs in 8 matches and he is also one of the big contenders to win the Orange Cap. During this his average has been 38.5. In the second half, Shaw would like to continue his excellent form. His eyes will be on sitting on top of the Orange Cap list by playing some big innings.
Kohli not far and wide in the list
On the other hand, if we talk about the legendary batsman and RCB captain Virat Kohli, then he is not far in this list. Kohli is currently at the 15th position in the Orange Cap table. Kohli has only 198 runs to his name at an average of 33. In the second half, it will be interesting to see how this legendary batsman brings himself back in form before the T20 World Cup.